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Lady Bulldogs take division title; boys’ postseason hopes stay alive

CORINTH – New Albany girls clinched their fourth consecutive division title on Tuesday by defeating Corinth 4-1 and remaining unbeaten in Division 1-4A with two division matches remaining. “Overall, I thought we played pretty well tonight,” New Albany girls coach Bert Anderson said. “Friday against Olive Branch was the best overall game as a team […]

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Savannah Shirley drives up court against the Ingomar pressure by Gara Beth Self and Sydney Roberts. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Ingomar overcomes tempo and Lady Eagles for win

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ENTERPRISE – Ingomar girls got the win over county-rival West Union despite having to play at a tempo not to their liking as well as not being able to use their full-court pressure to force turnovers in the narrow 38-32 win on Friday. “Fortunately, on this day it was enough, but we’ve […]

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Cynthia Betancourt had a hat trick with her three goals against Olive Branch. File photo. 

New Albany splits with Olive Branch

BY DENNIS CLAYTON New Albany hosted Olive Branch of 6A on Saturday in non-division play and the teams split decisions with New Albany girls taking the opening match 4-0 and Olive Branch won the boys contest by a 4-1 score. Cynthia Betancourt recorded the hat trick in the girls match, scoring three goals to pace […]

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DeJuan Hubbard drives in for the layup as Eli Thompson defends. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

East Union, Ingomar advance in county junior high tournament

BY DENNIS CLAYTON INGOMAR – Ingomar girls and East Union boys won their opening round games on Monday in the Union County Junior High Basketball tournament as the Lady Falcons defeated Myrtle 26-22 and the Urchins held off Myrtle 39-33. Sanaa Finley sparked the Ingomar comeback in the third quarter, scoring 10 points to help […]

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Marley Long tries to beat the full-court defensive pressure by Maggie Smithey on Friday. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Ingomar takes two from West Union

BY DENNIS CLAYTON ENTERPRISE – Ingomar traveled to county rival West Union on Friday and took both games on the hardwood, winning the girls contest 38-32 and the boys game by a 74-64 margin. The girls game featured a matchup of two of the top girls basketball programs in the area. West Union was able […]

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Ashland’s inside game defeats Hawks

MYRTLE – Myrtle’s offense was clicking along in the early stages of their Division 2-1A matchup with Ashland, but when the Blue Devils checked out of their man-to-man defense to zone, the inside game took a hit. The Blue Devils took the lead for good and went on to a 61-51 win. “When they went […]

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Bulldogs thumped by Pontotoc in non-division contest

NEW ALBANY – The Bulldogs first trip back to the hardwood after the holiday break was filled with struggles. New Albany fell in a 67-53 decision to the Pontotoc Warriors, who forced 20 turnovers in four quarters of play. The Bulldogs forced 19, but rarely converted those possessions into points. “If you can’t convert when […]

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Urchins get sweep over Hatley

Tuesday brought a pair of wins for East Union as both teams went on the road and defeated the Hatley Tigers. The Lady Urchins nabbed a 53-55 victory, led by the scoring efforts of Tianna Castillo, Raelee Bell and Kallie Roberts. Castillo led the Urchins with 14 points, followed by Bell with 13 and Roberts […]

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Kossuth takes overtime win over Lady Eagles

West Union and Kossuth girls went to overtime to determine their tightly contested game on Tuesday and the Lady Aggies took the 67-61 win by outscoring the Lady Eagles 12-6 in overtime. Kossuth held a narrow 23-22 lead at the half and the teams were tied 55-all at the end of regulation. Gracen Conlee was […]

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Union County Tournament pairings

2016 Union County Basketball Tournament at Myrtle High School January 15 & 16 Times with teams and seedings Friday, January 15 4:00 (Girls) West Union (2) vs Myrtle (3) 5:30 (Boys) Myrtle (2) vs West Union (3) 7:00 (Girls) Ingomar (1) vs East Union (4) 8:30 (Boys) Ingomar (1) vs East Union (4) Saturday, January […]

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